HR6296 is a giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
HR6296 visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6296 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR6296:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6296
HR6296 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6296 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6296 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6296 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6296
The image below is a photograph of HR6296 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR6296 is 0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.081 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6296 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6296 is distant 250.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 103 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6296
HR6296 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6296 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.